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Bruno Parma
Number of games in database: 784
Years covered: 1959 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2480
Highest rating achieved in database: 2530

Overall record: +187 -72 =523 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (164) 
    B42 B32 B83 B45 B46
 Ruy Lopez (130) 
    C93 C72 C92 C94 C84
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (77) 
    C93 C92 C94 C96 C84
 French Defense (35) 
    C07 C18 C10 C16 C05
 Sicilian Najdorf (29) 
    B97 B96 B99 B94 B98
 Sicilian Taimanov (26) 
    B45 B46 B47 B48 B49
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (86) 
    B36 B32 B77 B31 B76
 Nimzo Indian (53) 
    E55 E54 E58 E32 E42
 Pirc (42) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Sicilian Dragon (39) 
    B36 B77 B70 B76 B73
 Queen's Indian (33) 
    E17 E12 E15 E14 E19
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C63 C91 C95 C97 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Parma vs G Ramirez, 1963 1-0
   Parma vs Balashov, 1971 1-0
   A Planinc vs Parma, 1976 0-1
   Parma vs Larsen, 1972 1-0
   Parma vs Stein, 1965 1-0
   Parma vs Petrosian, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Parma vs Puc, 1969 1-0
   Ujtelky vs Parma, 1966 0-1
   Parma vs Fischer, 1961 1/2-1/2
   Tseshkovsky vs Parma, 1979 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Teesside (1972)
   Bled (1961)
   Havana (1965)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Bruno Parma by TheAlchemist
   1964 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   Dortmund 1973 by suenteus po 147
   Teesside 1972 by Tabanus
   1961 World Junior chess championship by gauer

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(born Dec-30-1941, 77 years old) Yugoslavia (federation/nationality Slovenia)

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Bruno Parma was born in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. Awarded the IM title in 1961 and the GM title in 1963, he was World Junior Champion in 1961. A fine positional player in the same mould as Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian, he has won tournaments in Bucharest 1968, Sarajevo 1970, Natanya 1971 and Vrsac 1973. Parma was Slovenian champion in 1959 and 1961.

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 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 784  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Parma vs W Weinwurm  1-0561959World U20 ch prel. group 1C78 Ruy Lopez
2. R Cassidy vs Parma  0-1431959World U20 ch prel. group 1B36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
3. Parma vs U Kuettner  1-0311959World U20 ch prel. group 1B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
4. W Erny vs Parma  0-1291959World U20 ch prel. group 1B74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
5. Parma vs J Anguera Maestro  1-0591959World U20 ch prel. group 1C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
6. S Hamann vs Parma  0-1431959World U20 ch prel. group 1E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
7. Parma vs R Wostyn  1-0431959World U20 ch prel. group 1C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
8. J Stefanov vs Parma  ½-½581959World U20 ch final AE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
9. Parma vs J R Phillips  1-0781959World U20 ch final AB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. D E Rumens vs Parma  ½-½501959World U20 ch final AB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
11. Parma vs S Hamann  ½-½191959World U20 ch final AA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
12. W Erny vs Parma  0-1371959World U20 ch final AB32 Sicilian
13. Parma vs R Naranja  1-0331959World U20 ch final AC10 French
14. U Kuettner vs Parma  1-0441959World U20 ch final AE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
15. Parma vs C Bielicki 0-1271959World U20 ch final AB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
16. C Clemens vs Parma  ½-½411959World U20 ch final AE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
17. Parma vs F Kuijpers  1-0281959World U20 ch final AC77 Ruy Lopez
18. A Tomson vs Parma  ½-½191959World U20 ch final AB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
19. Parma vs V Nedeljkovic 1-0301960YugoslaviaC18 French, Winawer
20. Parma vs B Tot  1-0421960YUG-chC46 Three Knights
21. D Ciric vs Parma  ½-½231960YUG-chB32 Sicilian
22. Parma vs M Bertok  ½-½181960YUG-chB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. Matulovic vs Parma 1-0391960YUG-chA34 English, Symmetrical
24. Parma vs Gligoric  0-1631960YUG-chC47 Four Knights
25. Puc vs Parma  ½-½461960YUG-chB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 784  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-16-04  popski: Bruno Parma, World Junior Chess Champion in 1961. One of the most talented ex. Yugoslav Grand Masters.

The Parma Variation:
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 0–0 5 Bd3 d5 6 Nf3 c5 7 0–0 dxc4 8 Bxc4 Nbd7

Nov-19-04  kostich in time: In one of his books, Golombek makes a disdainful comment about the "modern Yugoslav school", calling them 'drawing masters'. While not fair to Gligoric,( and written BEFORE the emergence of Velimirovic, Ljubjioviec and Planinc), it is fairly accurate when applied to Parma and even more so to Trifunovich. Gligoric once called him "the peaceful Parma". Still, Parma(his Italian sounding name was due to the fact that he was born on the Yugoslav/Italian border),had some nice games to his credit.
Apr-04-05  WTHarvey: Here are some critical positions from Bruno's games not given here:
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  TheAlchemist: Parma was, although he had drawn many games, a very sharp player; he always played 1.e4, he played the sharpest variations against the best players. An example:
Parma vs Fischer, 1961

The only real shame is he quit so soon (at the age of 44).

Some of his favorite games:
Parma vs C B Van den Berg, 1963
Parma vs Antoshin, 1964
Parma vs Balashov, 1971

And he had also beaten Larsen and many other great players.

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  TheAlchemist: <WTHarvey> The correct link should be
Apr-04-05  Runemaster: What a drawing percentage! According to the database, Parma drew about 68% of his games.
May-17-05  popski: <kostich in time> Heh, than you can call the same Russian players with Alekhine, Tal and Kasparov exception, or what?!
Dec-30-06  BIDMONFA: Bruno Parma

PARMA, Bruno

Dec-30-08  arsen387: this guy's notable games are very interesting
Jun-08-09  myschkin: . . .

Simultanka z Brunom Parmo + Pics (2008):

Dec-30-09  talisman: happy b'day Bruno!
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  wordfunph: GM Bruno Parma once said that the book "My Great Predecessors" Part 1 written by Garry Kasparov was the best chess book ever!

happy 69th birthday GM Parma!

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  Penguincw: Happy 70th birthday! Also, happy new year!
Dec-30-11  Isolani: 350 games played with the white pieces in the database, all 1.e4. This is my kind of guy.

Is there anyone else in the database who has played only one first move as white during his/her entire career? I am specifically referring to those with more than a 100 white games listed.

As black he did have a broader repertoire though.

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  Benzol: <Isolani> Robert James Fischer comes to mind.
Dec-30-11  King Death: <Benzol> Fischer doesn't make it. He played 1.c4 in some serious games, and that isn't counting the last round game in Palma against Panno with 1.c4 (1-0).
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  Phony Benoni: I'm trying to imagine a game between Parma and Wanna Zhan, but that would be cheesy.
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  Benzol: <King Death> You're right of course. There is even this collection too

Game Collection: I have never opened with the QP - on principle


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  offramp: When Slovenia joined the EU in 2008 his name was automatically changed to Bruno Parma©®™.

No one can use his name without being excommunicated from the EU.

Dec-30-14  waustad: <offramp> Growing up in Cuyahoga county, Parma meant a suburb of Cleveland.
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  offramp: His career plummeted after he kidnapped Lindbergh's baby.
Dec-30-17  Sularus: happy birthday!
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